OnLine: Visit some of the sites on the psychwURLd Developmental
Psychology bookmarks page that appear
to be relevant to the end of life.
Assignment 1: Consider your values, beliefs, and attitudes about your own death, and the degree of medical
intervention you would desire for yourself should you be dying. Go to the Caring Connections (formerly known as Partnership for Caring) site. Construct a living will that suits your desires and select a health care proxy. Describe and explain your choices. Email that information to Nichols.
Subject Line: Advance Directives
Almost everyone knows of the "Living Will", but most do not realize
that there is more to insuring that your wishes are observed than just
having a living will. Get the complete "story" at the Caring
Connections (formerly known as Partnership
for Caring) site. Click on the Click here for Advance Directives
button, and download and print out the advance directives package.
If you wish to be an organ donor, you can add an extra layer of insurance that your wishes will be respected by carrying an organ donor card. One way to get a card is to visit OrganDonor.gov. You can call an 800 number and ask that a card be sent to you, or you can download a facsimile card in PDF format and print it out yourself. To print a Organ/Tissue Donor Card in standard business card size, click on the 'Actual Size' icon in Adobe, then click on the Print icon. (You may also have to set your printer to "Print actual size" or "Print as image" in order to print the business card size.)
Do not send your advance directives package to me. Simply
describe your choices briefly and explain why you made those choices.
Do not commit plagiarism or steal
the work of these nice folks you provide these resources. Credit
where credit is due!!